Good Things (Dan + Shay album)

Good Things is the fourth studio album by American country pop duo Dan + Shay. It was released on August 13, 2021, through Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The production is primarily handled by duo member Dan Smyers, who produced every track, with additional production from Jason Evigan, Scott Hendricks, and Jordan Reynolds. The album includes the singles "10,000 Hours" (a duet with Canadian singer Justin Bieber), "I Should Probably Go to Bed", "Glad You Exist", "Steal My Love", and "You".

Good Things
Dan + Shay - Good Things.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 13, 2021 (2021-08-13)
GenreCountry[1]
Length32:42
LabelWarner Nashville
Producer
Dan + Shay chronology
Dan + Shay
(2018)
Good Things
(2021)
Singles from Good Things
  1. "10,000 Hours"
    Released: October 4, 2019
  2. "I Should Probably Go to Bed"
    Released: July 31, 2020
  3. "Glad You Exist"
    Released: February 5, 2021
  4. "Steal My Love"
    Released: August 16, 2021
  5. "You"
    Released: July 18, 2022

Release and promotionEdit

On July 14, 2021, Dan + Shay announced that a special announcement would be made the following day, with the header, "good things are coming". The following day, the album was announced with the cover, tracklist, and pre-order, along with the title and opening track being released as a promotional single.[2] The official music video debuted five hours after the song, on July 16, 2021.[3] "Lying" was released on July 29, 2021 as the album's second and final promotional single.[4][5]

SinglesEdit

The album's lead single, "10,000 Hours", a collaboration with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, was released on October 4, 2019. The song was solely produced by Dan Smyers.[6] The official music video premiered on the duo's YouTube channel the same day.[7] The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 2 on the Canadian Hot 100. It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and certified 5× platinum by Music Canada.

The second single, "I Should Probably Go to Bed", their first release of 2020, was released on July 31, 2020. The song was solely produced by Smyers and an acoustic version was released on October 14, 2020.[8] The official music video and the lyric video debuted alongside the song.[9][10] The song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.

The third single, "Glad You Exist", their first release of 2021, was released on February 5, 2021. The song was solely produced by Smyers and an acoustic version was released on April 15, 2021.[11] The lyric video debuted alongside the song.[12] The song peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified gold by the RIAA.

The title track and "Lying" were released in July 2021 as promotional singles ahead of the album. "Steal My Love" was released to country radio on August 16, 2021 as the fourth single off the album.[13]

Track listingEdit

Good Things track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Good Things"
  • Smyers
  • Evigan
2:28
2."Steal My Love"
Smyers2:42
3."You"
3:16
4."Body Language"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
2:24
5."Give in to You"
  • Smyers
  • Reynolds[a]
2:23
6."Irresponsible"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Michaels
  • Reynolds
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
2:43
7."Lying"
Smyers2:26
8."One Direction"
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Albert
  • Reynolds
Smyers3:17
9."Let Me Get Over Her"
  • Smyers
  • Hendricks
3:02
10."Glad You Exist"
Smyers2:24
11."10,000 Hours" (with Justin Bieber)
  • Smyers
  • Mooney
  • Bieber
  • Jason Boyd
  • Jessie Jo Dillon
  • Reynolds
  • Smyers
  • Josh Gudwin[b]
2:47
12."I Should Probably Go to Bed"
Smyers2:50
Total length:32:42

NotesEdit

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer.
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer.
  • "Lying" interpolates "Lean on Me", written and performed by Bill Withers.

PersonnelEdit

Dan + ShayEdit

  • Dan Smyers – vocals (all tracks), production (all tracks), programming (all tracks), songwriting (1–5, 7–11), vocal recording (3), acoustic guitar (5, 11, 12), piano (6, 10, 12), strings (6, 12), recording (6, 10, 11), synthesizing (6, 8, 10–12), transcribing (6), bass (10, 12), drums (10, 12), electric guitar (11), engineering (12)
  • Shay Mooney – vocals (all tracks), songwriting (4, 6–12)

Other musicians and technicalEdit

  • Jeff Juliano – mixing (all tracks)
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering (all tracks)
  • Jason Evigan – production (1), songwriting (1, 12), programming (1, 4), synthesizing (1)
  • Ashley Gorley – songwriting (1, 2)
  • Ross Copperman – songwriting (1)
  • Abby Smyers – background vocals (1, 10, 11, 12)
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar (1, 3, 4, 6–8, 10, 11), mandolin (1, 4, 6, 7, 11), dobro (1, 7), resonator guitar (11)
  • Derek Wells – electric guitar (1–4, 6–9)
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass (1–4, 6–9)
  • Gordon Mote – piano (1–4, 6–9), Hammond B3 organ (2, 3, 7)
  • Nir Z – drums (1–4, 6–9), percussion (1–4, 6–9)
  • Brian David Willis – digital editing (1–9)
  • Ryan Yount – engineering assistant (1), recording assistant (2, 7–9)
  • Dave Cook – mixing assistant (1–9)
  • Eric Kirkland – mixing assistant (1–9)
  • Jeff Balding – recording (1–4, 6–9), engineering (11)
  • Lionel Crasta – recording (1)
  • Rafael Fadul – recording (1)
  • Andy Albert – songwriting (2, 7–9)
  • Jordan Reynolds – songwriting (2–8, 10, 11), programming (4, 7, 11), co-production (5), bass (5, 11), electric guitar (5, 11), piano (5, 11), synthesizing (5, 11), recording (5), acoustic guitar (11)
  • Ilya Toshinsky – acoustic guitar (2, 9), ukulele (2)
  • Dave Barnes – songwriting (3)
  • Scott Hendricks – production (3, 4, 6, 9), recording (6)
  • Joel McKenney – mixing assistant (3)
  • Wendy Moten – background vocals (3)
  • Jason Eskridge – background vocals (3)
  • Kyla Jade – background vocals (3)
  • Robert Bailey – background vocals (3)
  • Samson White – background vocals (3)
  • Vicki Hampton – background vocals (3)
  • Lauren Adams – recording assistant (3, 6, 8, 9)
  • Tate Sablatura – recording assistant (3, 6), engineering assistant (4)
  • Shawn Mendes – songwriting (4)
  • Scott Harris – songwriting (4)
  • Julia Michaels – songwriting (5, 6), background vocals (5)
  • Mike Rinne – bass (5, 8)
  • Nick Gold – cello (5, 8, 9)
  • Una O'Riordan – cello (5, 8)
  • Charlie Judge – string arrangement (5, 8, 9)
  • Allison Gooding Hoffman – violin (5, 8, 9)
  • Christina McGann – violin (5, 8)
  • Johna Smith – violin (5, 8, 9)
  • Louise Morrison – violin (5, 8)
  • Charles Dixon – viola (5, 8, 9), contracting (5, 8, 9), copying (5, 8, 9)
  • Betsy Lamb – viola (5, 8, 9)
  • Michael Walter – recording assistant (5, 8, 9)
  • Aubrey Haynie – fiddle (6)
  • Bill Withers – songwriting (7)
  • Jordan Schmidt – songwriting (9)
  • Kyle Fishman – songwriting (9)
  • Brandon Tursi – songwriting (9)
  • Craig Nelson – bass (9)
  • Kevin Bate – cello (9)
  • Jung-Min Shin – violin (9)
  • Mary Kathryn Von Osdale – violin (9)
  • Alan Umstead – contracting (9)
  • Nick Spezia – recording (9)
  • Tayla Parx – songwriting (10)
  • Ryan Lewis – songwriting (10)
  • Josh Ditty – additional engineering (10, 11)
  • Justin Bieber – vocals (11), songwriting (11)
  • Poo Bear – songwriting (11)
  • Jessie Jo Dillon – songwriting (11)
  • Josh Gudwin – vocal production (11), additional engineering (11)
  • Chris "TEK" O'Ryan – additional vocal recording engineering (11)

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[21] Gold 40,000 
United States (RIAA)[22] Platinum 1,000,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Release history for Good Things
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various August 13, 2021 Warner Nashville [23]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Zemler, Emily (July 16, 2021). "Dan + Shay Preview New Album With Title Track 'Good Things". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
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  4. ^ Zemler, Emily (July 30, 2021). "Dan + Shay Head to the Dive Bar in 'Lying' Music Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
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  6. ^ Newman, Melinda; Weatherby, Taylor (October 2, 2019). "Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber to Release New Single Together: Exclusive Details". Billboard. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
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  10. ^ "Dan + Shay - I Should Probably Go To Bed (Lyric Video)". July 31, 2020. Retrieved July 15, 2021 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (February 2, 2021). "Dan + Shay Reveal New Song "glad you exist" and Share "It's A Message of Gratitude and Hope"". CMT. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "Dan + Shay - Glad You Exist (Lyric Video)". February 5, 2021. Retrieved July 15, 2021 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "LISTEN: Dan + Shay's Playful 'Steal My Love' Furthers Their Boy Band Sound".
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